Movies like Southpaw

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Southpaw (2015)
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious, inspirational, heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, down on your luck, rise and fall, father daughter relationship, tragedy, death, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, grief, boxer, orphan, comeback, death of wife, mansion, bankruptcy, rage, flashback, boxing trainer, vengeance, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Southpaw

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational and exciting films with plots about sport, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete's life, underdog and boxing mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Southpaw: Creed (2015), Warrior (2011), A Fighting Man (2014), Rocky Balboa (2006), Unrivaled (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 209K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, mentor, cancer, legacy, athlete and trainer, power relations, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 400K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, emotional, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, training, martial arts, warrior, sport, contests and competitions, coach, mixed martial arts, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: exciting, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, human spirit, ambition, redemption, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 809
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, uplifting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, tough heroes, ambition, lifestyle, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 66K
Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, courage, training, boxing, fight, human spirit, comeback, life philosophy, punching, childbirth, widower, laptop ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, ukraine, kiev ukraine, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, determination, sport, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, missouri, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 170K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, hospital, comeback, championship, boxing match, training, boxer, coma, tough heroes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.8
 314K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, sport, underdog, self destructing, boxer, addiction, black eye, title bout, shame, ex boxer, irish american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, inspirational, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, comeback, boxer, broken neck, sport, boxing, male objectification, training, hopes, athlete and trainer, duel, rivalry ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, ambition, underdog, human spirit, urban ghetto, gender, feminism, lifestyle, self fulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, youth, power relations, boxing, teenage life, martial arts, rivalry, duel, championship, rage, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: serious, sexy, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, family relations, rising to stardom, rivalry, ambition, single parent, dishonesty, love affair, couples, sport team, love and romance, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, missouri, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 3K
Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, exciting, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: sport, society, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, ego clash, sport team, follow your dream, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: realistic, rough, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, life is a bitch, immigrants, social relations, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, family problems, sick mother, steroids ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, priest, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 7K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sport, gambling, boxer, underdog, redemption, parents and children, contests and competitions, remarry, rivalry, single parent, custody, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, family problems, gym, sibling relationship, competition, rivalry, ambition, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 7K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, blood, ambition, against the odds, on the run, rivalry, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 154K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: comeback, boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, rivalry, training, boxer, fame, boxing match, athlete and trainer, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 7K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sport, friendship, boxing, comeback, boxing match, boxer, athlete's life, unfulfillment, friends, human nature, alcohol abuse, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 166K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, revenge, cold war, kgb, boxing match, victory, boxer, training, mountain, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, ussr, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, family, redemption, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, family relations, against the odds, human spirit, horse race, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, coach, success, ambition, underdog, football, sport team, athlete's life, blind ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 54K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, comeback, ex athlete, parent child relationship, elderly man, retirement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: rivalry, female boxer, contests and competitions, friends, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, athlete and trainer, blind ambition, hopes, sport, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Split Decisions (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, boxer, boxing, power relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, contests and competitions, family relations, sport, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: semi serious, talky, exciting, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, contests and competitions, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, on the road, desert, love triangle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%